Birmingham have agreed a pounds 125,000 deal to sign the Tranmere striker, Ian Muir, on a two-year contract. The 32-year-old scored more than 140 League goals in 10 seasons with Rovers, a club record.
The former Danish international, Bjorn Kristensen, has been given a free transfer by Portsmouth, four weeks after accepting a new deal. The Pompey board refused to agree to pay the former Newcastle player a signing-on fee.
COCA-COLA CUP first-round draw: Portsmouth v Cardiff; Luton v Bournemouth; Wycombe v Leyton Orient; Colchester v Bristol City; Fulham v Brighton; Birmingham v Plymouth; Torquay v Exeter; West Bromwich v Northampton; Doncaster v Shrewsbury; Bradford City v Blackpool; Chester v Wigan; Stockport v Wrexham; Preston v Sunderland; Chesterfield v Bury; Notts County v Lincoln; Rochdale v York; Crewe v Darlington; Mansfield v Burnley; Scarborough v Hartlepool; Scunthorpe v Rotherham; Huddersfield v Port Vale; Hull v Carlisle; Cambridge Utd v Swindon; Hereford Utd v Oxford; Gillingham v Bristol Rovers; Barnet v Charlton; Swansea v Peterborough; Walsall v Brentford. (First-leg ties to be played week commencing 14 August; second leg week commencing 21 August).
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